Bike Friday pakiT Folding Bike

Bike Friday pakiT Folding Bike

Chain Drive Starting at $1,150

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Lightest, Smallest Folding Bike is the pakiT Bike which Fits in a Backpack and so light a child can lift it.

A great performance city bike to take with you anywhere & everywhere, that fits you, quickly folds and fits your mobile life!

Our goal is to add convenience to your daily life and personal freedom,  to explore the joy of travel and commuting on light wheels, the wind in your face, as well as a stronger connection with the world around you. All in a remarkably compact bike that not only folds but fits you and can be taken anywhere.  Here is your chance to see the world by bike or get to the office without the long hike.

Where can two wheels and a super light, super packable due to being super foldable, top quality riding bike do for you?  Be the light and get the pakIT and see what is possible.

Details:

The pakIT offers special values in each of these areas:

  • Light – As little as 15 lbs, easily carried with one arm, or in the backpack.
  • Belt Driven Option -Gates Carbon Belt Drive with Internal Hub is standard. Grease free, maintenance free, lasts longer than a chain.
  • Comes in Multiple Sizes – Fits a wide range of riders from 4’6″ to 6’4″
  • Compact wheel size – The pakIT comes with a 16″ tire which means it can easily fit into small spaces while still offering a great ride.
  • Many Gear Options – 1-11 speeds for cruising, commuting or adventuring!
  • Comes in Multiple Sizes – Fits a wide range of riders from 4’6″ to 6’4″
  • You can choose either Dual Pivot or Disk Brakes(E-Assist only for disk)
  • Fits into small spaces:  28″ x 17″ x 8″ when packed into the backpack.
  • Fits into the pakiT Backpack see video
  • Quick compact Fold: Folds in under 20 seconds to 38″ x 24″ x 10″ (96 cm x 61 cm x 25 cm)
  • For riders up to: 190 lbs (86 kg) on pakiT Elite models and 220 lbs (100 kg) on the standard pakiT models.
  • Colors – Your choice of 5 standard colors and up to 20 for Elite Custom bikes.
  • Sizes – Many sizes built to fit people from 4′ 5″ to 6′ 3″ tall.
  • Chain drive, hub gears and dérailleur options available on  pakiT Elite versions.
  • Electric Assist upgrade available: Check it out here.

The Daily Commuter:

When all you need is an easy way to the office or a quick run on flat hills, this is the perfect ride to get you there.  Quick folder, light and simple gearing to get you off the line and to your destination.  Pop this bike under your desk ready for the lunch-run(having a bike for the lunch run is perfect as time is limited and you will get there much faster by bike).

The Daily Commuter with hills:

When you need an easy way to the office or some simple shopping but have a few hills along the way.  The key to a great bike is to have just the right amount of gears for all the hills and valleys you will encounter.  With 8 gears you have plenty of range to go anyplace and anytime.  Compact and perfect for under the desk at work yet ready to go at any time you need a quick run for something.

The Daily Folder:

This is the crem de la crem of folders with a carbon drive belt system and internal hub which means no dropped chains, no mess of chain-oil and it’s just so simple.  Bonus is it’s quiet due to the belt and internal drive system, it really is a dream to ride.

How to order a custom pakiT that fits you and your life:

In the options selection box:

 Phase 1:

  1. Follow all the steps in the drop-down menus then.
  2. Add to cart
  3. Go to cart then follow steps.
  4. Fill-out billing and shipping info
  5. Place Order

Once purchased phase two will start.

Phase 2:

  1. A Bike Friday Bike Expert will follow up with you in the next 48 hours to determine your pick-up /ship date(production takes 5-7 weeks on average)
  2. confirm any needed details about your order(some people to come to our factory for a tour and pick-up their new bike).

If you like to investigate your options online before talking to us and are familiar with bike part vocabulary “A Bike Geek” Click here to design a pakiT on your own!

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Watch how to un-box & pack a pakit into a suitcase

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by Brad Adams on pakiT
My pakiT and my Haul-a-Day

The only way to describe the pakiT is, to put it simply, exactly that: simple. It’s as simple as simple gets. Belt driven (clean and grease free), light weight, quiet and packable.

I’ve had my hands on a pakiT for the last few weeks and I’ve got to say I’m extremely impressed. From the versatility of the frame size to the swiftness of its ride; Bike Friday, you’ve outdone yourself here.

As an avid traveler and city dweller, I know the need for small compact vehicles. Being an avid cyclist, of course, I’m game for anything with two wheels. Prior to the pakiT, I would have told you that folding bikes are just not for me. The smaller wheels didn’t appeal to me, and I was just not into the designs of other non-US made bikes. Well, that was until I stumbled across Bike Friday. They’ve been cranking out beautiful folding dreams since the early 90’s. When innovation meets utility!

Prior to the pakiT I believed that smaller meant slower. I cannot tell you how wrong I was. After being introduced to 20″ wheels on my Haul-A-Day, I soon learned how hard you can rip on smaller wheels. Smaller definitely does not mean slower but stronger and lighter! Now throw some 16″ wheels on a 15.5 lb slick folding bike and you have an urban assault tool.

As soon as I received my pakiT in the mail, I built it up and took it to the streets! Running through the internal 8 speed gear box, testing its limit to “wheelies,” mobbing in and off the side walk only to find this bike can hang! The 16″ wheels aid in quick acceleration and give the bike superior maneuverability to any other bike I’ve ridden. Now, I knew that Bike Friday knows bikes, and trust me, they know bikes!

I’ve been using the Haul-A-Day nearly everyday since April, and I’m in love. It’s always my first choice to ride even when I’m not “haulin’.” Although, I’m always “haulin’!” The rugged steel frame can take a serious beating, yet it never shows it. Of course, the pakiT would exemplify the same traits but in a bite size punch. When you say “jump,” the pakiT says, “Peace out! I gotta bounce!” and off you go riding through the hustle and bustle of urban living, forced to dodge vehicles, pedestrians, pigeons and even other riders. Considering the high route and pushing through those 8 quick internal speeds while you pick up the pace and jam the low route.

Whenever, this bike will always bite. I keep pushing it, and it keeps going! Since acquiring the pakiT, I’ve had such a fun time taking it on all my usual routes and seeing how it handles. LA is one wild place to ride with our diverse terrain, scorching landscape and car dense cities — the pakiT is a need! Whether you’re cruising to the corner store or hauling across town, the pakiT is my first choice!

by Smiley El-Abd on pakiT
Waiting for my Pakit

Put my money down as I have always admired what Bike Friday does and have done fittings on multiple Friday owners so I know how well the product is built. Nearing retirement so my plan is to take in what sights Washington DC has to offer so taking the Pakit on the Metro and riding to various sites is why I bought this bike because I have no desire to ride from home to downtown and then back home when I can use the Pakit to expand my travel circle and places to see. Can't wait to get my bike in 2017 and I have no illusions on how it compares to my road bikes as this is a whole different type of machine......GOOD JOB FRIDAY ENGINEERS.

by Jose on pakiT
I'm excited to be a future owner of a pakiT

I live a couple of hours away from Eugene, so yesterday I decided to drive down to visit BikeFriday. I wanted to test ride a pakiT. My phone battery was dead, so I couldn't take pictures or a video 🙁 . The pakiT that I test rode was a medium size frame with a glacier color and single speed belt drive.

In a nutshell, my impression of the pakiT is that we made an AWESOME purchase! The bike is super light and has a great ride. This will be my first folding bike and first BikeFriday. The person at BikeFriday adjusted the saddle to fit me for the test ride. I rode through the bike path around the back of the factory that goes into downtown Eugene. The bike was pretty responsive. Most of the time when I was just looking ahead or at my surroundings, I couldn't tell that I was riding a folding bike because the ride was smooth and felt just like a regular bike. The only difference was the silence! The belt drive is really silent. I was able to ride fast despite the small 16" wheels. I rode through a bit of gravel and bumpy (nearby tree roots) to see how much I would feel the bumps on the ground. I was able to feel gravel or big bumps on the ground more than I do in my current bike (26" wheels). When I was riding in the bike path or street the 16" wheels were perfectly fine. The last noticeable difference for me was the length of the handlebar. Due to the size of the pakiT the handlebar is smaller than what I'm used to. That is not a big downside for me, but I think I could get used to it after riding the pakiT a few times. I'm excited to be a future owner of pakiT.

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FEATURES

Rear button release

Rear end releases with the touch of a button for a fast fold!

Handlebar attachment system

Handlebars attach to the mainframe via a locking pin, for a secure folded package.

Carbon belt drive

Grease free belt drive option available in Single, 3, & 11 speed hub choices.

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by Brad Adams on pakiT
My pakiT and my Haul-a-Day

The only way to describe the pakiT is, to put it simply, exactly that: simple. It’s as simple as simple gets. Belt driven (clean and grease free), light weight, quiet and packable.

I’ve had my hands on a pakiT for the last few weeks and I’ve got to say I’m extremely impressed. From the versatility of the frame size to the swiftness of its ride; Bike Friday, you’ve outdone yourself here.

As an avid traveler and city dweller, I know the need for small compact vehicles. Being an avid cyclist, of course, I’m game for anything with two wheels. Prior to the pakiT, I would have told you that folding bikes are just not for me. The smaller wheels didn’t appeal to me, and I was just not into the designs of other non-US made bikes. Well, that was until I stumbled across Bike Friday. They’ve been cranking out beautiful folding dreams since the early 90’s. When innovation meets utility!

Prior to the pakiT I believed that smaller meant slower. I cannot tell you how wrong I was. After being introduced to 20″ wheels on my Haul-A-Day, I soon learned how hard you can rip on smaller wheels. Smaller definitely does not mean slower but stronger and lighter! Now throw some 16″ wheels on a 15.5 lb slick folding bike and you have an urban assault tool.

As soon as I received my pakiT in the mail, I built it up and took it to the streets! Running through the internal 8 speed gear box, testing its limit to “wheelies,” mobbing in and off the side walk only to find this bike can hang! The 16″ wheels aid in quick acceleration and give the bike superior maneuverability to any other bike I’ve ridden. Now, I knew that Bike Friday knows bikes, and trust me, they know bikes!

I’ve been using the Haul-A-Day nearly everyday since April, and I’m in love. It’s always my first choice to ride even when I’m not “haulin’.” Although, I’m always “haulin’!” The rugged steel frame can take a serious beating, yet it never shows it. Of course, the pakiT would exemplify the same traits but in a bite size punch. When you say “jump,” the pakiT says, “Peace out! I gotta bounce!” and off you go riding through the hustle and bustle of urban living, forced to dodge vehicles, pedestrians, pigeons and even other riders. Considering the high route and pushing through those 8 quick internal speeds while you pick up the pace and jam the low route.

Whenever, this bike will always bite. I keep pushing it, and it keeps going! Since acquiring the pakiT, I’ve had such a fun time taking it on all my usual routes and seeing how it handles. LA is one wild place to ride with our diverse terrain, scorching landscape and car dense cities — the pakiT is a need! Whether you’re cruising to the corner store or hauling across town, the pakiT is my first choice!

by Smiley El-Abd on pakiT
Waiting for my Pakit

Put my money down as I have always admired what Bike Friday does and have done fittings on multiple Friday owners so I know how well the product is built. Nearing retirement so my plan is to take in what sights Washington DC has to offer so taking the Pakit on the Metro and riding to various sites is why I bought this bike because I have no desire to ride from home to downtown and then back home when I can use the Pakit to expand my travel circle and places to see. Can't wait to get my bike in 2017 and I have no illusions on how it compares to my road bikes as this is a whole different type of machine......GOOD JOB FRIDAY ENGINEERS.

by Jose on pakiT
I'm excited to be a future owner of a pakiT

I live a couple of hours away from Eugene, so yesterday I decided to drive down to visit BikeFriday. I wanted to test ride a pakiT. My phone battery was dead, so I couldn't take pictures or a video :( . The pakiT that I test rode was a medium size frame with a glacier color and single speed belt drive.

In a nutshell, my impression of the pakiT is that we made an AWESOME purchase! The bike is super light and has a great ride. This will be my first folding bike and first BikeFriday. The person at BikeFriday adjusted the saddle to fit me for the test ride. I rode through the bike path around the back of the factory that goes into downtown Eugene. The bike was pretty responsive. Most of the time when I was just looking ahead or at my surroundings, I couldn't tell that I was riding a folding bike because the ride was smooth and felt just like a regular bike. The only difference was the silence! The belt drive is really silent. I was able to ride fast despite the small 16" wheels. I rode through a bit of gravel and bumpy (nearby tree roots) to see how much I would feel the bumps on the ground. I was able to feel gravel or big bumps on the ground more than I do in my current bike (26" wheels). When I was riding in the bike path or street the 16" wheels were perfectly fine. The last noticeable difference for me was the length of the handlebar. Due to the size of the pakiT the handlebar is smaller than what I'm used to. That is not a big downside for me, but I think I could get used to it after riding the pakiT a few times. I'm excited to be a future owner of pakiT.

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